Paul gives us a list here of things we ought naught do, but may I say, we all have a list of our own. Things that we used to do that we shouldn’t continue to do. It doesn’t matter how long you’ve been a Christian. There are things that you used to do that have no place in your life today. Do you know your list? Take a second and think about what goes on that list for you. Now ask God if there is anything else that belongs on that list.
What would your life look like if you lived your life free from these behaviors? Would you have more energy, more joy, more peace? What difference would this make in the lives of those around you, your wife, your children, your work place, your church?
The Christian life is supposed to be full of the newness of life in Christ. It is supposed to be something completely different from how things were before Christ. We were dead, now we are alive!